April 15, 2017
Bidding for a good cause!
Over 100 mosaics are up for auction for a great cause — including a little color study of mine!
“Beyond Borders” benefits Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiers and features the work of mosaicists representing 10 different countries. The techniques and materials used are as varied and diverse as the artists themselves, and span styles from ancient techniques to the very edge of contemporary work. Led and organized by the extraordinary Lin Schorr, this is truly an effort of love and dedication by all who participate.
Go! Register to bid, and then DO! Fight me for my favorite piece! (Nope, I am not telling…)
The auction opens Friday April 14 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and closes Sunday, April 23 at 10:00 p.m. EDT.
Known in the U.S. as Doctors Without Borders (DWB) and worldwide as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), DWB/MSF is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened, providing medical aid to those most in need.
March 31, 2017
(What if…) unBleached is going to Detroit!
I am thrilled and honored to announce that my work, (What if…) unBleached, has been juried into the 2017 edition of Mosaic Art International. The work will be exhibited in conjunction with the annual Mosaic Summit in Detroit, Michigan, and is sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA).
(What if…) unBleached is one in a series of mosaics in which I explore what would happen if one of the fossils in my collection — items millions of years old — were to come back to life. The imagined effort of the fossils drawing energy from within and revealing to us long hidden secrets is what I try to explore through andamento and color gradations, and is to me a metaphor for the renewal of life. In this particular piece I was imagining what a pair of Mississippian Period crinoids — which incidentally, exhibit perfect sdoppiamento — would look like if they came back to grace our modern day oceans. As I worked, however, it struck me how similar the color of the first few inches was to that of a bleached coral. As a SCUBA diver, I have seen the effects of a changing climate on the reefs, and mourn the loss of so many in my lifetime. My "what iffing" turned to more earnest thinking about what could happen if we gave the reefs a chance to come back to their former glory, and whether we can still stop the damage to our oceans and reverse the current trends.
Mosaic Arts International: Juried Fine Art and Invitational
May 4 – June 15, 2017
Janice Charach Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
OPENING RECEPTION: May 4, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm
December 9, 2016
Dino Maccini workshops in the U.S. coming in May, 2017
Dino Maccini will be teaching in Eastern Pennsylvania and Santa Barbara, California next spring, and I will be assisting and translating during all of the workshops in his premier American tour. For information, see the workshops page